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Oil light comes on when the car is idleing or when I let off of the gas it blinks what could be the problem?

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Low oil pressure maybe? Oil pressure will vary depending on engine speed-higher speed=more psi, lower speed=less psi. If there is a mechanical reason for low oil psi then idle is when it will be low enough to turn on or flicker the light. Also, you could very possabily have a slugged up oil pick-up screen.

Posted on Aug 19, 2014

  • John Bowen Nov 18, 2014

    Also something that is quite cheap to change is the oil pressure switch, sometimes they go faulty too.

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SOURCE: Oil Pump light flickering + rough idle on 1996 Nissan Maxima

Sounds more like the Throttle Position Sensor or another sensor is letting the engine RPM's drop too low. When the RPM's are too low, the oil pump is not pumping enough oil.

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SOURCE: hi will low idle make your oil light blink

No only low oil pressure or a bad sending unit

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